FAQS

Important Information

ANY QUESTIONS RELATED TO COVID, PLEASE CHECK OUT HEALTH AND SAFETY.

WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BRING TO CAMP?

Each camper needs to bring a water bottle, lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and active clothing. We also suggest packing warm clothing (weather depending). The use of any electronic devices during camp hours is not permitted as we feel it to be a distraction that takes away from enjoying the full camp experience.

IF MY CHILD IS ON MEDICATION, WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE TO THE CAMP?

A Medical Authorization Form must be filled out at the time of registration. Medication should be brought on the first day of camp and given to our staff supervisor at check-in. We can administer oral medications during camp hours as per your instructions.
Should your child require an Epi-Pen, we ask that they carry their own at all times. In addition, please provide us with a second one to be held in our office in case of emergency. It will be returned to you on your child's last day of camp.

IS THE CAMP NUT-FREE?

YES, IT IS. If your child has nut allergies please ensure that their medical form outlines their allergies.  Also, be sure to introduce your child to the supervisor at your drop-off location on their first day of camp.

WHAT IS YOUR FOOD POLICY?

Depending upon participant interest and allowances under Covid-19 guidelines, a meal plan may be available (Nut Free and Kosher Style). We will be in touch in June to advise anyone who has indicated an interest in this option.                                                              

When planning lunch and snacks for your child; PLEASE NOTE that we are obligated to comply with the Leo Baeck Food Policy. When planning, please be sure to follow the guidelines indicated below:

  • No pork or pork products;

  • No shellfish or shellfish products;

  • No nuts; and

  • Milk products and meat products are not to be served or consumed together at the same meal.

WHAT IS THE STUDENT TO STAFF RATIO?

We pride ourselves on the camp’s quality of programming and as such, strive to maintain a ratio of 4:1. This ratio may vary depending upon the session, programming, and age group. Our low ratios allow staff members to get to know each camper well to ensure camper safety and achievement of optimal potential.

MY CHILD IS SHY; WILL THEY MAKE FRIENDS AND BE INCLUDED?

Absolutely! Inclusion is a priority! Our trained staff will help your child adjust and ease into any program in which they may choose to participate. All activities in the camp encourage and emphasize inclusivity and teamwork.

WILL I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE MY KID AT CAMP?

While we encourage you to see our camp in action, this summer, drop-ins are not permitted due to Covid-19 restrictions.  All visitors wanting to enter the campsite must make arrangements in advance through the camp office.

HOW WILL THE CAMPERS GET TO THE SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT DOWNSVIEW PARK AND FRANK’S SWIM SCHOOL?

We will be bussing the campers to and from both Downsview Park and Frank’s Swim School.

WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT WHEN WE ARRIVE ON THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP?

Upon arrival at your designated drop-off location, you will be greeted by our staff who will do a check-in for both you and your child. Your child will receive two personalized camp t-shirts (which they are to wear daily). Following check-in, campers will gather at a designated field for supervised free-flow activities with fellow campers and counselors, and other staff, followed by camp-led icebreakers and fun activities.